Freedom Charity is excited to be hosting their forthcoming event on the 6th of February at the Vagina Museum. Marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation this promises to be a fun and educational evening. Beginning with speeches from Kate Nash, and our founder and myself, and afterwards from students from the City of London Academy, Shoreditch Park. Following the speeches, there will be music, arts and conversation related to FGM day 2023 and dishonour abuse (DiA). From the world of arts, they will be welcoming Lena Dunham, Charlotte Colbert, Emma Breschi, Tanya Reynolds, Athena Paginton and Rene Matic.
Their Keynote Speakers
Kate Nash is a Brit award-winning musician and feminist activist who speaks openly about women’s and girls’ rights. She says “Every woman and girl deserves the right to a life free of violence and full of freedoms”. Additionally, she notes “Through art, we encourage people to celebrate their own personal freedoms with hopes that this encourages more empathy and awareness for those whose freedoms are taken away”.
I regularly feature on TV and in the press for my commentary on DiA coupled with women’s rights. I am proud of the work that Freedom has achieved. FGM is an attrocity that affects 200 million females globally are we campaigning to eradicate it in a generation. It unquestionably violates their human rights and hence deprives them of their freedom to be women.
At FGM day 2023 they will be launching new resources for schools to go alongside our PSHE accredited lesson plans. These will undoubtedly help schools teach more young people about the dangers of FGM.
The Red Triangle Campaign
Their Red Triangle Campaign encourages people to open discussions around Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other forms of DiA by wearing our Red Triangle badge. Please visit the Freedom shop to buy your badge and their other products.